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Joe Burns, Joe Denly propel Brisbane Heat to victory over Sydney Thunder

Joe Burns, Joe Denly propel Brisbane Heat to victory over
  • Brisbane Heat defeated Sydney Thunder by five wickets on Monday.

  • Joe Burns received ‘Player of the Match’ for his brilliant half-ton.

In the 28th match of the ongoing Big Bash League (BBL) 2020-21, Brisbane Heat defeated Sydney Thunder by five wickets at The Gabba in Brisbane on Monday.

Axed Test opener Joe Burns shined for Heat and played a match-winning knock to stop Thunderโ€™s five-game winning streak. Burns smashed 52 off 38 deliveries and guided his side to chase down the challenging target of 175 runs.

Apart from Burns, Joe Denly also showed class batting and scored 50 from 36 balls with the help of six boundaries, including two maximums.

Opener Chris Lynn, who played as an X-factor, contributed with 30 off 16 deliveries including three fours and two sixes.

For Thunder, youngster Tanveer Sangha picked up three wickets for 40 in 3.1 overs.

Hales, Sams guide Thunder to 174/8

Earlier, Alex Hales and Daniel Sams scored impressive knocks to help Thunder reaching 174/8 in their allotted 20 overs.

Hales smashed 46 off 26 deliveries laced up with three fours and as many sixes. At the same time, Sams made valuable contribution down the order with 18-ball 37 run inning.

Ben Cutting, Callum Ferguson and Sam Billings chipped in with 24, 35, and 22 respectively.

For Heat, spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman and pacer Mark Steketee picked up two wickets each.

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